On a Saturday usually filled with difficult news for players when rosters get trimmed down to the NFL maximum of 53 players, one man in a Browns uniform received very good news.
“It’s truly a blessing to be talking about this today,” Moore said to reporters. I’m very excited about it and happy for my family that they get to experience it as well.
“To me, it says, ‘We want you to be a part of what we’re doing here,’” he continued. “As far as the magnitude of what that really means, we’ll find out as the season goes along. I choose to look at it like they’re going to use me and I’m going to try to be as consistent as possible for them and make sure they understand they made a smart investment.”
Moore wasted no time in agreeing to a long-term extension with the Browns.
“I think it was the best thing for me at this point. I feel very comfortable here,” Moore said. “I like playing for Coach (Pat) Shurmur; I like my teammates; I like this organization. I felt like this was the best time to get something done.”
In 17 career games with the Browns, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Moore has gained 480 yards and scored one touchdown on 28 catches.
“He’s a big target,” quarterback
Coach Shurmur added, “I think he’s displayed himself as a playmaker at the tight end position, so we made the decision that we wanted to try and extend him. We got that done and much like we did with
Moore has never lacked motivation when it came to football.
He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2008, but waived eight days later. Then, Moore spent time the 2008 season on Green Bay’s injured reserve list due to a knee injury.
After being waived by the Packers in September of 2009, Moore was signed to the Browns’ practice squad and later, the active roster.
“From the time I got into this league, all I was told was I wasn’t good enough and I’m not going to play,” Moore said. “I don’t really pay a whole lot of attention to it. I just go out and play. When they told me I couldn’t, I didn’t pay attention to it. The thing I’ll never forget is when I left Green Bay, they kind of asked me, ‘What are you going to do now,’ as if football wasn’t in the equation. That pushes me on a daily basis.”
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